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The Self-Assembly Line by Skylar Tibbits

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Skylar Tibbits

The Self-Assembly Line is a large-scale version of a self-assembly virus capsid, demonstrated as an interactive and performative structure. A discrete set of modules are activated by stochastic rotation from a larger container/structure that forces the interaction between units. The unit geometry and attraction mechanisms (magnetics) ensure the units will come into contact with one another and auto-align into locally-correct configurations. Overtime as more units come into contact, break away, and reconnect, larger, furniture scale elements, emerge. Given different sets of unit geometries and attraction polarities various structures could be achieved. By changing the external conditions, the geometry of the unit, the attraction of the units and the number of units supplied, the desired global configuration can be programmed.

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  • Architects: Skylar Tibbits
  • Project: The Self-Assembly Line
  • Video: http://vimeo.com/38067834
  • Project Team:  Martin Seymour, Andrew Manto, Erioseto Hendranata, Justin Gallagher, Laura Salazar, Veronica Emig, Aaron Olson
  • Sponsors and funding sources : TED Conferences & SEED Media Group
  • Software used: Rhino + Python

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A collaboration between Skylar Tibbits and Arthur Olson, The Molecular Graphics Laboratory, The Scripps Institute, CA.

Presented at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach, CA.

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Microsoft Headquarters in Vienna, Austria by INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH

The joint venture KOOP and INNOCAD from Graz emerged as winners in the 2010 Architecture competition for Microsoft’s headquarter in Vienna, Austria.

On the basis of Microsoft’s Work Place Advantage Concept (WPA), the project team was able to work in close collaboration with the Microsoft project team during the subsequent project realization phase, the team of architects assumed responsibility for the overall design of the new Microsoft working environment as construction supervisors and project managers. This allowed the total project-schedule to be as quick as 14 months (from tender to finalization).

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VoltaDom by Skylar Tibbits

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Skylar Tibbits

VoltaDom is an installation for MIT’s 150th Anniversary Celebration & FAST Arts Festival (Festival of Arts, Science and Technology),  that populates the corridor spanning building 56 & 66 on MIT’s campus.  This installation lines the concrete and glass hallway with hundreds of vaults, reminiscent of the great vaulted ceilings of historic cathedrals.  The vaults provide a thickened surface articulation and a spectrum of oculi that penetrate the hallway and surrounding area with views and light.  VoltaDom attempts to expand the notion of the architectural “surface panel,” by intensifying the depth of a doubly-curved vaulted surface, while maintaining relative ease in assembly and fabrication.  This is made possible by transforming complex curved vaults to developable strips, one that likens the assembly to that of simply rolling a strip of material.

VoltaDom

  • Architects: Skylar Tibbits
  • Project: VoltaDom
  • Quadrant EPP Plastics: Kress Schwartz
  • Philips, Color Kinetics: Fernando Matho & John Warwick
  • Software used: Rhino + Python

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MOSQUITO in Desio, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio.  Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting.  This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.

MOSQUITO

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “MOSQUITO”
  • Location: Desio, Milan, Italy
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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SHADOWS in Desio, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio.  Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting.  This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.

SHADOWS

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “SHADOWS”
  • Location: Desio, Italy
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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Sunscraper: 15.277 solar panels tower in Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We like sustainability, we think is probably on of the most important issue in contemporary architecture.. but we are still architects.. and we like forms and space too… that why we invented the SUNSCRAPER:

This is a project for a tower wrapped by solar panels.  15.277 swinging solar panels have been assembled to create a continuous skin around the building.  The form of our tower wants to be organic and fluid, the perception would be of an architecture quality work and a functioning engine at the same time. We want to re interpret technique adding a formal input to it.  Our effort is to maximize sustainability and energy production creating at the same time a pleasant and contemporary expression of architecture.

15.277 solar panels tower

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Sunscraper: 15.277 solar panels tower
  • Location: somewhere, nowhere, 2009
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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Gymnasium, Palais des Sports in Loudéac, France by Agence Bohuon Bertic Architectes

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source: Agence Bohuon Bertic Architectes

At first, the establishment site of the sports hall has an open character.  We are in the presence of a simple space, a vast grassland which spreads throughout the south side of a hill. Located on the upper part, it is a maximum space which has conserved the beauty of agricultural spaces, contained in planted trees limits.  The choice of establishing the sports hall on the plot comes from a clear relationship and complementarity with the close existing sportive area.  This space has clearly the distant and the horizon for limits but also long and high tree lines which contain the hill and emphasize the slopes of the scenery.

Gymnasium, Palais des Sports

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Meeting Hall Gosdorf in Styria, Austria by HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects

In comparison to the local surroundings, the distinctive architecture of the hall marks the attempt to provide a new highlight in a highly heterogeneous and, in terms of scale, non-homogeneous structure of a rural settlement. The hall has been deliberately designed as a venue for everyone; it stands apart from its neighbouring buildings and almost looks like a UFO that has just landed.

Image Courtesy Paul Ott

  • Architects: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects
  • Project: Meeting Hall Gosdorf
  • Location: Gosdorf, Styria, Austria
  • Area: about 750 m2
  • Finishing Time: November 2011
  • Photographer: Paul Ott

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Cross House in Koganei, Japan by Love Architecture Inc.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source: Love Architecture Inc.

The site for this project was located on a riverbank in a suburban residential area outside Tokyo. Surrounded by landscaped paths lined with cherry trees and small red bridges, the site features a community bus stop at one corner that makes an appearance in Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “The Secret World of Arrietty”.

Cross House

  • Architects: Love Architecture Inc.
  • Project: Cross House
  • Location: Koganei, Japan
  • Client: Private
  • Structural design: LOW FAT structure Inc.
  • Gross usable floor: 126.24㎡
  • Lot size: 162,22㎡
  • Start of work: April 2010
  • Completion of work: December 2011
  • Structure in : Timber

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Cafe Lolita in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Trije arhitekti

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source: Trije arhitekti

Materials: preserved old parquet, exposed painted brick wall, spatolato, laquered iron, textile and custom designed ceiling print
Concepts: Lolita is the latest fruit of long term collaboration between architectural office Trije arhitekti and client Kaval Group

Occupying the former warehouse in the central historic palace in Ljubljana, Lolita gives a tribute to a tradition of cafes and the richness of living on the crossroads where one enjoys listening to a variety of everyday stories while brewing one’s own behind a newspaper at the same time.

Image Courtesy Miran Kambič

  • Architects: Architectural office Trije arhitekti – led by architect Andrej Mercina
  • Project: Cafe Lolita
  • Location: Historic center of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Completed date: January 2011
  • Gross area: 160m2
  • Photographer: Jagoda Jejčič, Miran Kambič
  • Awarded or not: Nominee: Best Hospitality Interior 2012; Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2012 (comment:  results Autumn 2012)
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010 and 2011

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